Wat Phra Kaew & Thailand Temples

The most visited temple in Bangkok kingdom of Thailand.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Wat Jedee Luang (Wat Chedi Luang) at Chiang Mai

Wat Jedee Luang (Wat Chedi Luang) at Chiang MaiWat Jedee Luang on Prapokklao Road is the side of a formerly massive pagoda that was unfortunately destroyed in the great earthquake of 1545. The Jedee Luang temple was originally constructed in 1401 by the orders of King Saeng Muang Ma (Thailand). In 1454, reigning King Tilo-Garaj enlarged the jedee to a height of 86 meters.

After the earthquake, the jedee lay in ruin until 1991, when it was reconstructed at a cost of several million Baht. The reconstructed jedee was finished in 1992, and it is every as impressive as it was when it was first built.

[Source from; chiangmai-chiangrai.com]

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